Entity/Organization: MUSC Physicians Primary Care (MUSCP)
Hours per week: 40
Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Monday - Friday; Hours TBD Upon Hire
Pay Basis/FLSA: Salary/Exempt
The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Forensics is seeking a Social Worker or LPC to provide direct review of case management of persons in a clinic/forensic setting. Duties include providing a wide variety of direct social worker services that include review of complex caseload of patients/clients as part of forensic case assessments. This will include psychosocial assessment, review of active treatment and previous discharge planning, case management, and related documentation in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary forensic/and or treatment team.
The primary role for this position is providing services on a wide variety of court ordered forensic evaluations. The responsibilities for the position include obtaining psychosocial information, review and summarizing all pertinent legal and medical records, and shared report writing. The SW also serves as a second examiner on court ordered evaluations under the supervision of the forensic physician or forensic psychologist. SW may also conduct interviews and psychological testing needed to complete the forensic case evaluation by the forensic expert on the case. Good writing skills are required.
Required Minimum Training and Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited program. Three years professional social work experience, one of which must have included supervisory or administrative experience. Hospital experience in the area of Psychiatry is preferred. Experience in forensic case evaluations is optional. The applicant must demonstrate good communications skills and report writing.
Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Licensed to practice in South Carolina. Licensed in South Carolina. LISW-CP licensure/status or LPC is required.
Degree of Supervision: Limited supervision but functions as part of the forensic assessment team; includes supervision by a clinical director (MD or PhD).
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Physical Requirements: Continuous requirements are to perform job functions while standing, walking and sitting. Ability to bend at the waist, kneel, climb stairs, reach in all directions, fully use both hands and legs, possess good finger dexterity, perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders, reach in all directions. Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. Maintain 20/40 vision corrected, see and recognize objects close at hand and at a distance, work in a latex safe environment and work indoors. Frequently lift, lower, push and pull and/or carry objects weighing 50 lbs (+/-) unassisted, exert up to 50 lbs of force, lift from 36” to overhead 25 lbs. Infrequently work in dusty areas and confined/cramped spaces.
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